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R&D Computer Science (Early Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


We are looking for a highly motivated R&D Software Surety Engineer (SwSE) to assist R&D project teams in successful product qualification and delivery. This Software Surety Engineer (SwSE), would provide R&D contributions throughout the entire product realization lifecycle including monitoring every phase of the development process to ensure software product design, development, and verification activities delivers an assured software product that meets its requirements safely and reliably. Activities include research, development, verification & validation, risk analysis, crucial technical documentation, deployment and in-depth life cycle support of scientific and engineering software, related tools, and associated hardware to deliver a wide range of digital product.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Apply technical judgment and software engineering principles to recognize problems, develop requirements, monitor and support design/development methods, and deliver qualified, accepted digital product.
+ Lead R&D teams in identifying and transforming unknown technical challenges into known technical risks to ensure and improve the safety, security, and reliability of the product.
+ Implement tools and processes to enable improved Software Surety Engineering (e.g. write Scripts, setup Build Servers, automate tracing of requirements to test).
+ Author software product artifacts capturing analyses, requirements traceability reports, verification/validation test cases, qualification and SQA plans, and essential engineering authorizations that ensure the product fully meets its requirements and design intent.


+ Bachelors and Advanced (Masters or PhD) degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other relevant field
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance


+ Computer programming languages such as Java, C/C++, C#, VHDL, Python, Ruby, Swift, Objective-C, Matlab, Labview
+ Using databases, such as NoSQL, Mongo, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, sqllite, and Excel
+ Using software configuration management tools (Confluence, Git, etc.)
+ Using multiple operating systems such as Linux, Windows, Android, Macintosh, iOS, etc.
+ Designing and qualifying software, firmware, programmable logic, and parent product
+ Understands or has experience working in an Agile Development environment
+ Experience as a Scrum Master (or ability to function/operate as a scrum master)
+ Technical and failure analysis acumen, including SPC, FMEA, RCA, HALT/HASS, Mistake Proofing, Design of Experiments, and Fagan Inspections

Department Description:

The Surety Engineering group (9420) is a center of excellence for research and development (R&D) Technical Quality at Sandia National Laboratories. With multidisciplinary engineers at numerous sites, 9420 provides R&D hardware and software quality and systems engineering expertise throughout the entire product realization lifecycle, as well as trains fellow scientists and engineers in defect prevention strategies and graded approaches to product qualification. We deliver strong technical solutions that increase customer confidence against loss, damage, and errors by minimizing a products risk through the prevention, early detection, and mitigation of defects. Our engineers play an important role in R&D project teams responsible for realizing high-consequence products, providing customized engineering support that ensures the appropriate qualification and testing evidence meets design requirements in a predictable, timely, and consistent manner.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-20 Expires: 2020-12-21

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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